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# How to Estimate and Prepare Drywall Take-Offs

Calculate how many drywall sheets you will need byÂ dividing the total square footage of area by 32Â (if you’re using 4-by-8 sheets) or by 48 (if you’re using 4-by-12 sheets). If you want to get the cost, just multiply the total number of sheets by the price per sheet.

### How many sheets of drywall do I need calculator?

Measure the ceiling: 15 x 10 = 150 square feet. Add the areas together: 180 + 270 + 150 = 600 total square feet. Round up: 16.67 =Â 17 sheets.

How to Estimate Drywall or Sheetrock.

Sheet Size Square Feet
4Ã—8 32
4Ã—9 36
4Ã—10 40
4Ã—12 48

### How much drywall do I need for a 2000 sq ft house?

For example, a house with 2,000 square feet of floor space and eight foot high ceilings may require anywhereÂ between 8,000 and 9,000 square feet of drywall. Get to know about our working process.

## How to Estimate Drywall Material Needed

To find the amount of drywall needed for your project, you need to get the square footage of the walls and ceilings that need to be sheet-rocked. Square footage of the walls is the length in feet times the width in feet of each wall.

Finding square feet is just like finding an area, by multiplying the length times the width. Or, to save some effort calculating square footage, you can also use aÂ calculator.

If the walls are complex and not rectangular, then it may be easiest to split the walls into smaller sections and calculate each section individually, then add them together.

For example, if you are measuring walls that have a vault, it will be easiest to determine the square section and vault separately.

If you have doors, windows, or other areas where drywall will not be installed you may want to find the square footage of those areas and subtract from the total square footage figure. This will help your calculation be a bit more accurate and reduce excess materials and waste.

After you find the square footage of drywall needed, simply divide by the square footage of the sheet size you will be using to find the number of sheets needed. For example, if your wall surface is 1000 square feet and youâ€™re using 4â€² x 8â€² sheets, then the number of sheets needed is 1000 / 32, or 31.25. It is recommended to order 10% additional materials to account for cuts and material waste.

#### How many sheets of drywall do I need for 1000 square feet?

After you find the square footage of drywall needed, simply divide by the square footage of the sheet size you will be using to find the number of sheets needed. For example, if your wall surface is 1000 square feet and you’re using 4â€² x 8â€² sheets, then the number of sheets needed is 1000 / 32, orÂ 31.25.

#### How long does it take to finish drywall?

Generally, it takes a drywalling crewÂ six days to four weeksÂ to drywall a new home. The following factors all influence how long drywalling takes: Home size. Framing complexity.

### Is it better to hang drywall vertical or horizontal?

On commercial jobs, fire codes often require seams to fall on the entire length of the framing, so theÂ drywall must be hung vertically. … For walls 9 feet high or shorter, hanging the drywall horizontally has a number of benefits. Fewer seams. Horizontal hanging reduces the lineal footage of seams by about 25%.

Drywall Is Not on a Stud

All edges of all sheets of drywall must land on a solid surface such as a stud. A hanging drywall edge may work in the short-term, but in the long-term it can result in cracks and other serious wall issues. … Less often, drywall does not vertically reach a solid attachment point.

### Is it necessary to tape drywall joints?

In almost all cases, you need toÂ apply drywall tape to the seams to reinforce the compoundÂ and keep it from crumbling out when dry. Drywall pros use paper tape, because it’s fast and offers the smoothest finish, but it can be difficult to work with. Fiberglass mesh tape is more user-friendly.